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Onkyo TX-NR509 5.1 Channel Network A/V Receiver EXPIRED

kashtx 251 December 18, 2012 at 01:42 AM in Tech & Electronics (3) More Amazon Deals
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Promoted 12-19-2012 at 03:41 AM View Original Post
UPDATE: Price drop. Item is now $156.13 with free shipping.

Amazon.com has Onkyo TX-NR509 5.1 Channel Network A/V Receiver for $173.48 $156.13 with free shipping. Thanks kashtx

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Back in stock. Price has dropped now to $156.13 plus free shipping
Amazon has the Onkyo TX-NR509 5.1 Channel Network A/V Receiver [amazon.com] for $173.48. List price is $399.99.

Product Features
80 Watts per Channel at 8 Ohms, 20 Hz20 kHz, 0.7%, 2 Channels Driven, FTC; 110 Watts per Channel at 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9%, 2 Channels Driven, FTC
4 HDMI Inputs and 1 Output, HDMI Support for 3D, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, X.V.Color,
LipSync, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DVD-Audio
Direct Digital Connection of iPod/ iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port.
Easy to Use On screen Display (OSD) via HDMI;

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I am not an electronics person, so I am unsure what other information I should put in this post. I just noticed the drastic price drop since my husband and I purchased this last week, and thought someone might be interested.

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#32
looks like a nice deal
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#33
Quote from JussaIrish View Post :
While it is nice that you have contributed, this info is not very relevant. The problem is recent Onkyo have had HDMI reliability issues. It is very well known. There is a reason this is discounted to such a low level.
Seeing as my unit doesnt have HDMI it was an Onkyo quality review for those that plan on using the optical connection or NO HDMI on the reciever such as slickdeals user RedG who stated his receiver works well and he doesnt use HDMI.

Maybe next time i should add a *note: Will work well if you dont plan on using HDMI. Even though i stated i dont use HDMI and i specified OPTICAL use.
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#34
I have TX-NR808 and I absolutely love that receiver. I got it about 2 or so years ago and never had an issues with it. I did update FW both via USB and network and no issues there either. I only wish I can run wireless dongle, but I rewired my house so connecting CAT5/6 is not a problem.

The unit for me runs warm - meaning, if I put my hand on top of the vent I can feel the warm "air," but unit itself is cool to the touch. Also, the stand that I have only allows a few inches of free space around receiver which I thought it would be a problem, but no issues thus far. One thing about 808 is that this sucker is HEAVY!! I think around 40-45lbs!! Having said that, the build and quality is simply superb.

My setup used to be the following:
4x Polk Monitor 70 II
1x Polk CS20
1x Polk SW505
Panny 42"
Panny Blu Ray
Wii (hdmi composite)
Scientific Atlanta cable box

I since remodeled and the current setup is:
Energy Take Classic 5
Polk SW505
Panny 42" + BR
Cable and Wii
4 pairs of 100W speakers (2x ceiling + 2x outdoor) using Niles SS4 for Zone 2
Streaming Pandora and Slacker

Again, no issues here. I would def recommend Onkyo.
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#35
I've been looking at replacing my old non-hdmi receiver but need one feature so my wife doesnt kill me. I read there's a feature these days built into receivers that limit the volume increase when a commercial plays. I see this receiver has Audyssey 2EQ, but I can't get a straight answer of what this means? I am only interested in this receiver if it supports this volume regulation feature in 5.1 mode. Any thoughts?
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#36
There is no volume regulation in this model. I think that started in the 709 series.

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I've been looking at replacing my old non-hdmi receiver but need one feature so my wife doesnt kill me. I read there's a feature these days built into receivers that limit the volume increase when a commercial plays. I see this receiver has Audyssey 2EQ, but I can't get a straight answer of what this means? I am only interested in this receiver if it supports this volume regulation feature in 5.1 mode. Any thoughts?
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Quote from augie0041 View Post :
I've been looking at replacing my old non-hdmi receiver but need one feature so my wife doesnt kill me. I read there's a feature these days built into receivers that limit the volume increase when a commercial plays. I see this receiver has Audyssey 2EQ, but I can't get a straight answer of what this means? I am only interested in this receiver if it supports this volume regulation feature in 5.1 mode. Any thoughts?
3 possible ways of making your wife happy on this:
1) FCC rules limiting volume in commercials kicked in last week Thursday - by law commercials can now be no louder than the TV show they are being played with. By itself this should help you (note: rules are exempted on certain kinds of channels, and cable distributors can ask for a 1 year extension on the ban).

2) Some of the Onkyos (check the model you are looking for) have a 'Night Mode' - what this does is reduce the channel volumes for everything but the center (where voice comes from) so you can set the volume where you can hear dialog but everything else will be quieter. The announcer in commercials will still possibly be louder, but the difference won't be as extreme.

3) Some of the Onkyos (I know the 515 and better have it) support 'Dolby Volume'. This feature attempts to average volume levels across sources and between show / ads so you don't get big volume swings. Some people like how it works, some people think it messes up the sound stream too much to be useful. It is a matter of preference and getting the settings right. I have not tried using it - I always fast forward commercials using the DVR.
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#38
Quote from MIX MASTER ICE View Post :
Purchase at your own risk. Onkyo receivers are crap for reliability. All you have to do is look at the reviews. Onkyo is the LAST brand of receiver I would purchase.
I've had a Onkyo for 5 years and it's been very reliable.
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#39
I have had this for about 8 months. Great receiver. I bought for $209 I think.
Pair this receiver with these speakers:

http://www.amazon.com/Jamo-426-HC...words=jamo

and this cheap, but good wire,

http://www.amazon.com/RCA-AH16100...words=jamo

and I don't think you can get a better setup for the money. (around $312)

If you have a big room, you may need a sub. I have mine in a 14x16 room and it works great without sub.
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Quote from cotter_33 View Post :
I have had this for about 8 months. Great receiver. I bought for $209 I think.
Pair this receiver with these speakers:

http://www.amazon.com/Jamo-426-HC...words=jamo

and this cheap, but good wire,

http://www.amazon.com/RCA-AH16100...words=jamo

and I don't think you can get a better setup for the money. (around $312)

If you have a big room, you may need a sub. I have mine in a 14x16 room and it works great without sub.
unless you have one of the vantage speaker that has a reasonable sized woofer, a sub will make a huge different for any environment, even a cheap one.
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#41
I just ordered an open box one from Amazon last night for $10 more than this...

stupid slick deals making me regret purchases
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#42
stay away from the new 2012 line up nothing but issues.
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#43
2011 model. I had it for over a year now. Supports Spotify. No issues. Price is awesome for the features (paid double).
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I just wanted to share my personal experience with Onkyo receivers. I have owned two in my life and that will be it for me. I will never buy another Onkyo product for as long as I live. I got one back in college in 2005 (pre-HDMI) and it still, surprisingly, runs like a champ. When shopping for a new receiver a couple of years ago I had such a good experience with Onkyo the first time, I gave them another shot on one of their higher end models. I chose the TX-NR807. A week before the Olympics this year and right after the warranty expired, the HDMI board crapped out. For a ~$1000 receiver that is unacceptable after a little over 2 years with relatively low usage. I spent over a month emailing and calling before someone would respond and help me. Every time I would call they would tell me to email and would say they couldn't do anything over the phone. They finally begrudgingly approved a one time warranty repair for me. The receiver then spent almost 2 months in the shop. When it came back, I only had it up for a short time before more problems arose. So i sent it back for repairs, again. I just got it back last week but have been afraid to hook it up. Onkyo 's customer service is hands down the worst customer service I have ever dealt with. From start to finish, the entire process has taken around 5 months. I might just get a Pioneer Elite or maybe a Marantz and rid myself of Onkyo forever.
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#45
I bought this same receiver refurbished for 200 bucks about 6 months ago. Got a bad one, sent it back for another one. It's been working like a champ since. I love it.
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